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poll shows that mitt romney is now leading 4 points. that's a very big turnout. because another poll showed president obama up by 8 points just last month. there is a margin of error by 3 points. here's mitt romney in newport news, virginia sounding very upbeat about his chances for a win in four weeks. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're gonna win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this! this is unbelievable! thank you so much! >> reporter: the obama campaign is out with a sarcastic new ad taking aim at romney's push to end subsidies for public broadcasting. >> mitt romney knows it is not wall street you have to worry about. it is sesame street. >> reporter: and both candidates converge on the battleground state of ohio today. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns. >> for the first time in history the united states has a -- does not have a protestant policy. the percentage of protestant adults has fallen to at least 48%. at the same time, the number of americans have no religious affiliation has increased from 15% to 20%. experts say this
. >> reporter: good morning, frank. with polls show mitt romney with momentum republicans are certainly hoping that congressman paul ryan will keep it going while democrats are counting on vice president joe biden to reverse the flow and to stop the loss of support among voters. >>> reporter: congressman paul ryan arrived in kentucky ahead of his first nationally televised debate. the number 2 man on the gop ticket told reporters earlier in florida voters will see a clear choice when he faces off against vice president joe biden. >> this is my first time. what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible record. they are just offering more of the same. >> reporter: ryan will face an opponent who occasionally causes controversy with freewheeling statements but republicans also know vice president biden is a seasoned debater. >> nothing like standing up before 70 million people. >> reporter: usually vice- presidential debates don't greatly impact elections but after president obama's lackluster performance at his first debate with mitt romney, many believe democrats are desperate for vice
's pattern of leading from behind. >> polls show mitt romney trailing by one point or also known as what obama failed to make during last week's debate. >>> north korea saying the u.s. is within striking distance of its missiles. >>> felix baumgartner hopes to become the first man to break the sound barrier in a freefall. >> at the end of the day if something goes wrong i have to pay for it. >>> feeling no pain. >>> crashing his car into a store. one man got hurt. >> no, this is not a game of tag. this man is actually trying to get away from a very angry stag in a london park. >>> all that -- >> and the series is tied at a game a piece. game over. cardinals even the series. >> last movie you cried at? >> with arnold. very talented. >> sexiest woman alive. >> here's hoping for next year. >>> 23 million people unemployed. when they saw the 7.8, every economist was shocked, everybody. >> 7.8% unemployment [ bleep ] everybody. >> 7.8% unemployment [ bleep ] recipe. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." new polls are showing a bigger bounce for governor mitt romney after
. >> reporter: he used the event to rev up the supporters after new polls show the race tightening with romney after his strong show in the debate. >> romney. we were talking about this -- he was confident but he was speaking -- confidently. protesters waves signs. >> we aren't funneling drugs to the black marketw. are keeping patients such as myself from having to resort to the black market. >> reporter: early net evening police blocked streets near the hotel where he attended a expensive event. 25 supporters paid $40,000 each for a seat at the round table. on the tarmac. >> i think it's just a wonderful opportunity. >> reporter: there was plenty of excitement. >> i think he needs four more years to finish what he started. >> reporter: the days events expected to bring in about four million dollars to his campaign and that is important cash as both of the candidates rachet up their television adds. reporting live in san francisco. heather hoppings. >> more details on the president's night in san francisco. before the conner speech he attended a fundraising dinner for 100 donors. bay area
. >>> mitt romney's poll numbers jumped after last week's presidential debate. a few research survey three weeks ago gave president obama an eight point lead among likely voters. now romney has taken a four- point lead in and you dated survey and is talking -- in an updated survey and is talking about foreign policy issues blasting the president on the middle east. >> it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. it's time to change course in the middle east. that course should be organized around these bedroom principles: america must have confidence in our cause, clarity in our purpose, and resolve in our might. >> the obama campaign is dismissing romney's remarks as sabre rattling aimed at covering up his own foreign blunners. >>> as campaign 2012 heats up, cbssf.com is holding a series of presidential forums online. the candidates answering our questions, today's topic the role of government, big versus small. >>> two men are dead this morning after a gunman opened fire on their car driving through oakland. police received report
romney saw a bounce up to 47%. but unemployment numbers could still give the president a boost in polls. mitt romney is using foreign policy to sharpen his attack on president obama. coming up what he would do differently to restore peace to the middle east. >>> mi pueblo is being hit with a boycott today. groups are falling on mi pueblo to rescind its decision to participate in a program that checks the immigration status of workers. they joined the program after federal immigration officials launched an audit in august of the immigration status of workers. >>> business owners are dealing with a fall out of a protest. ktvu's paul chambers is live with how one leader is saying the mayor needs to do more. >> reporter: before we get oo that, police -- to that, police tell me they knew of the protest but only expected 30-40 people who had peaceful protests in the past, that is why no additional officers were working. 2-300 occupies joined in and started causing havoc. >> 200 anti-war protesters took to the street, they broke countless windows. >> like every month. horrible. >> reporter: cl
] >> president obama wraps up his cash grab in california. his latest sesame street swipe at opponent mitt romney as polls tighten. >> judgment day. sandusky could be put away for the rest of his life. the defiant statement released by the convicted child molester coming up. >> doppler radar showing rain just off the coastline. will that affect the bay area? we'll talk about that coming up. >> traffic is cruising along up the nimitz now as you pass the oakland comes. an update on roadwork coming up. >>> good morning. it's tuesday, october 9. i'm michelle griego. hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. time nearly 5:00. we can't say this very often. but good morning, mr. president. president obama waking up here in san francisco this morning. >> but he will be heading straight to the airport to fly to homeowner. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco right now where the president raised more cash. good morning. >>>
shows 49% of likely voters favor mitt romney and 47% support president obama and two other polls from the key state of ohio shows the candidates are effectively tied. one of them shows romney ahead by one point and the other the president leads by 4. both men campaigned in ohio tuesday. jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in akron. good morning, jan. >> reporter: well, good morning. good morning to those of you in the west. the president left california yesterday. he and romney are both here in "high owe. we were at a rally in northeast ohio with 10,000 cheering people. they took the president's election chant and turned it back on him. >> i've been watching some of president obama's rallies and they chant four more years, four more years. today there are 28 days before the election. i think the right chant ought to be for them, four more weeks, four more weeks. >> four more weeks. four more weeks. >> reporter: romney argued the president to detract from his failed record is focusing on the small things instead of focusing on jobs and the economy. an example of a small thing,
and for good reason. new poll numbers show mitt romney continuing to close the gap. in florida, he now leads the president 51-44. and a new national gallup poll is ahead 49-47. >> reporter: paul ryan tailgated with football fans in ohio. mitt romney rallied supporters. the republican team fanned out across the key battleground state saturday. >> we need ohio. if we get ohio, we're gonna be able to take back america? >> reporter: the stakes are high. no republican has won the white house without a victory in ohio. at a rally in portsmouth, romney told the crowd he sees the enthusiasm going. >> when i'm president, i'm going to help save the american family and get good jobs for every american. >> reporter: voters say the economy is the no. 1 issue in this election. >> i bet on american workers and american ingenuity, and three years later, that is paying off in a big way. >> reporter: president obama argues his decision to bail out the auto industry saved jobs. >> gm is back. ford and chrysler are growing again. together, our auto industry has created nearly a quarter of a million new jobs in
today, the latest polls find mitt romney drawing even with president obama in florida and virginia but in ohio the president still holds a 6 point lead over mitt romney. mitt romney's strong debate performance gave him momentum. >> don't make over reaction or under reaction based on any one poll. >> president obama and governor romney will face-off in two more debates. how will you vote? take the ktvu election quiz and find out who is best for you. "like" ktvu channel 2 news on facebook and you will find the quiz there. >>> a vehicle found burned near this field. turns out it belongs to a missing mother, how this development is helping the investigation. >> a cloudy and cool >>> an update on breaking news. we have confirmed a neighborhood has been evacuated around the 3700 block of georgia street. that is not far from penny cook elementary school. we are told that explosives had been found in a house on that block and that one person has been taken into custody. we have a news crew heading over to get new details on the story. >>> the search intensified for a missing mother. ktvu's
obama. 50--47 percent are supporting romney. the poll was conducted after last week's presidential the date. there's a wide gender gap. romney leaves among men and present obama leads among female voters. we will be showing the update-- among female voters. we will be showing the update-- debate [ female announcer ] this is the story of eves. [ eves ] years ago, i hurt my shoulder drag racing. that's when i decided to take it easy, so i took up hang gliding. [ female announcer ] a grandpa who refuses to grow up. [ eves ] the pain was bad, but the thought of not being a hang glider pilot was worse. [ female announcer ] that's when eves turned to sutter health's palo alto medical foundation. [ eves ] the doctors that i dealt with, they got it, that this old guy wanted to return as a hang glider pilot. they got me flying again. [ female announcer ] palo alto medical foundation, and sutter health -- our story is you. >>. our 836 pa.m. and there is a backup. it took nearly an hour to get everything cleared up and that started to back up the traffic. then we had accidents and the backup
popularity and votes following the debate wednesday. a poll of registered voters shows romney has reached his highest personal popularity of the campaign his favorability rate something 47% compared to 51%. president obama's rating 55% see him as favorable compared to 44% unfavorable. new pew poll shows mitt romney leading president obama among likely voters romney with 49% compared to 45% for the president, romney's biggest gains are from women voters. the race is adding more pressure to the vice presidential debate. watch it live here on abc7, thursday starting at 6 p.m.. former president clinton will be in the region today he's scheduled to appear at a campaign event at uc davis where he will endorse four northern california candidates for congress including incumbent mcinnerney. >>> santa cruz police looking for attempted kidnapping suspect they released a sketch of the man they hope you can help identify him. he drove up next to an 11-year-old boy on walnut street 4:00 yesterday and asked if he wanted a ride. the man repeatedly ordered the boy into the vehicle, but the boy refused ran to
presidential debate is tonight and a cbs news poll shows more swing state voters are moving toorlds mitt romney. >>> we'll ask strategist david axelrod how to stop the move. >>> a scathing report shows lance armstrong took part in the biggest doping incident in history. >>> we begin with today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> i know how you'll come and attack us. the problem he has is he has barack obama's record he has to run on. >> the vice presidential candidates set to take center stage. >> joe biden and paul ryan go head to head in their first and only debate. >> biden under pressure to reverse governor romney's momentum. >> if you have a bad game, move on. you look forward to the next one. the difference between this and sports is that the stakes are so high. >> there was a garage collapse here at the miami dade west area. >> rescuers pulled one person out 13 hours after. >> i heard a pop, pop, pop, pop, dominos straight down. >> republican lawmakers pounced on the obama administration over last month's embassy attack in libya. >> we had the correct number of people in ben za gi
running neck and neck. a lot of polls showing romney coming up. >> that is right. such a close race how did thecan in the vice-presidential debate come across last thursday. did it have any influence. that was the coffee talk all this week so we put the question to san francisco mayor willy brown and the chairman of the republican party. here it is. >> people are dependant because they don't like bi- partisanship. joe biden was way to partisan, laughing, smearing. that doesn't help. the debate has been about his attitude and all the gasps he made like i didn't vote for it or the lies he told. >> i think joe biden had to demonstrate clearly that he was superior on the knowledge side with reference to international relations. he did so. as a matter of fact mr. reince got smaller and -- ryan got smaller and smaller at the person conducting the interview or being the moderator asked questions. it was clear that joe biden was far superior to paul ryan. >> i may take away in talking to people subsequent to it, it reinforced what you felt going in. if you were inclined to go democratic you
romney. the latest poll debate shows the race is tied. mitt romney picking up a couple points from his debate performance last week. now we are expected to learn more today about the republican challenger foreign policy plans. romney will tell voters at a rally in virginia how he would change course if elected. if expected he would go after the president of handling in attacks. the obama campaign is already fighting back. a spokesperson says we're not going to be lectured by someone who has been an unmitigated disaster on foreign policy. now more on what romney is expected to say at his virginia rally in another hour and why we are talking about foreign policy just a month from the election when of course the economy is the biggest ticket item. reporting in washington jacqueline fell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> it's been called the worst wild fire season on record and the forest service ran out of money to fight the flames. at the end of august funding ran out to pay for the firefighters, fire trucks, and aircraft that fight the flames so the department of agricultural which runs the fore
he was trailing by nine points. the poll shows among likely voters, romney holds the four-point edge over obama. 49-45. and this video just in. the president arriving back at the hotel in san francisco. he'll spend the night there and head to columbus, ohio, in the morning before heading back home to washington, d.c. we have complete coverage of the president's bay area visit on our website. nbcbayarea.com including insider details on the president's private events. >>> gas prices hit another record high in california today. but relief could be in sight. analysts say wholesale prices plunged today, which means you should see lower prices at the pump later this week. on sunday, governor brown ordered an early changeover to the winter blend gas. analysts say that in addition to that drop in wholesale price means the spike that we've seen in the last few days will be eliminated by next week. >> was it a random crime or something more sinister? a retired kibd garden teacher found stabbed to death inside her own home. a quiet home she and her family have lived in for more than 30 years. c
house is getting tighter. the new poll showing mitt romney gaining on president obama, as vice president biden and paul ryan get ready for their debate tonight. >>> getting a tattoo is often a fashion statement. it can also carry risks. michael finney with safety ti >>> welcome back. clouds hanging around even though the radar returns are starting to dry and move out over the ocean clouds are causes 69 minute flight arrival delays into sfo now. fargo, minneapolis, 60s and -- 40s, 60s and 70s everywhere else. right now newark and san francisco, sfo the only airports with flight arrival delays. flight tracker abc7news.com. delays from the weather or anything else. >>> 6:15. polls released overnight show how tight the race for president is now critical swing states that could decide next month's election. according to the new polls in colorado mitt romney has a 1 point need over the president 48-47% last month that number was reversed. in virginia the president enjoys a five point lead over romney, 51 to 46% unchanged from last month in wisconsin president obama has a three point lead, 50-4
requests and to those concerns will be reviewed. >> a gallup poll shows that romney has a small lead over president obama. from the voters 49 to 40 percent edge over the president. that is the latest period of give we have the vice presidential debate live seriously damaged the strip mall will have more and that in just a minute. >> here is stanley roberts finding some people behaving badly. this is this intersection of 98 avenue in san leandro. this is the intersection of 98 and new and macarthur. confined light runners at both intersections. the drivers are running the light which is against the flaw and unsafe. the two intersections could be locations of a new red light cameras. there are 13 red light cam was operating at 11 different intersection. 66 at san leandro not far from the oakland coliseum. in my years of covering traffic violators i consider myself an expert. i did not see a whole lot of red light on it which made me question the red light cameras. you cannot argue the fact that in the first six months of 2010 oakland had only one collision with a red light cameras were loca
presidential polls, as well. >>> mitt romney show it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's sesame street. >> big bird's appearance in a satirical president obama ad is angering the producers of sesame street. they're demanding the ad be withdrawn, saying they do not endorse political candidates. the obama campaign says it's reviewing the producer's concern. you may remember that gop candidate mitt romney made comments about pbs and big bird and they were the biggest quotes to come out of last week's debate. >> one day president obama has the lead, the next day mitt romney has the lead. so many polls show very different results. >> so we want to bring in our political analyst. larry, every day it's something different. how do you know who to rely on? >> much of the answer has to do with the way pollsters ask questions, for example. how is the president managing the economy? that's one way. that's different than, is the economy better or worse for you than a year ago. a second potential problem centers on the people polled, likely voters and then there are those who are voting occas
in the polls following the debate on wednesday. the romney campaign reports it is also evident in fund-raising. the campaign said it raised $12 million on-line in the 48 hours after the debate. >>> there's plenty of debate over the presidential debate last week, but we will separate some of the fact from fiction. one of the debates, mitt romney claimed that half of the clean energy companies that had received government loan guarantees from the president had gone out of business. here's the facts. only three of the 26 companies have filed for bankruptcy, but many of those other companies struggle including tesla and bright source here in the bay area. on a different subject, the president accused romney of proposing a $5 trillion tax cut. the facts that that romney proposed $500 billion in tax cuts for 2015. >>> a huge success tonight for california-based space x with its first commercial launch to the international space station. >> and liftoff. >> the unmanned rocket is carrying a capsule with a thousand pounds of cargo including, listen to this, chak chocolate vanilla swirl ice crea
this time. he must be seen as aggressive but not overly aggressive toward >> mitt romney has enjoyed this bounce in polls and a boost of confidence on the trails. >> there is more energy, passion people are getting behind this campaign >> without a podium in with audience interaction the codand it can take on the canten take on body language with some actoafter bill clinton are highlighted his ability to connect with voters. one thing that can make it difficult for candidates to be aggressive is a question like this. >> can we iss focus on the issue and not on the personality or the mud? >> he will be able to draw from the energy of the public and the crowd. as for mitt romney? >> one of his big challenges for this entire campaign has not been able to connect with the common man, woman, child. he has to come across as connecting and genuine and likable. they it that makes a connection is making a better connection with the public. >> the stakes could not be higher. athena jones, cnn, washington. >> you can watch that go to our new channel. comcast 193 for the latest news, weather and
the curtain. >> reporter: a new pew research center poll shows that among likely voters, governor romney holds a four-point edge over president obama, 49 to 45%. governor romney is also even with the president among registered voters. they're both tied at 46%. to give you some perspective, just last month, governor romney was trail the president by nine points. such a turnaround after last week's debate. reporting live here at sfo, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, bob. and we do have complete coverage of the president's bay area visit online at nbcbayarea.com, including insider details on the president's private events. >>> and some san francisco voters, possibly inspired by the president's visit, getting a jump on the election. they are casting their ballots this morning for that early voting. this one will run through november 6th. hours are monday through friday, set from 8:00 a.m. in the morning until 5:00 in the evening. >>> also in san francisco, it is decision day for san francisco's suspended sheriff, ross mirkarimi. the board of supervisors will vote on his fate today. the
it could stop the bleeding. >> reporter: new polls from three battleground states show romney now has a one-points edge in colorado. in wisconsin the race is tightening. the president's 6-point lead before his first debate with romney is now down to three points while in virginia, the president has a five-point lead. romney and the president debate for the second time next week in new york. >> and despite the poll numbers that are showing that mitt romney's gaining support this morning on "cbs this morning," advisor david axelrod insists there is no slide in support for president obama that in fact there is no momentum for mitt romney... we'll see what happens after tonight. randall pinkston, cbs 5. >> we will have to see whacks tonight but what strategies can we expect from both ryan and biden? >> reporter: well, of course, ryan will be focusing on the economic numbers. he knows the numbers and he will be talking about the failures in the obama administration, failures to create jobs, failures to fix the -- what's wrong with the economy while violent biden will be mounting a defense just a
poll finds that since their first debate, mitt romney has pulled even with president obama. according to gallup's daily tracking survey, 47% of registered voter and 47% -- voters support the president and 47% back romney. and governor romney slammed president obama's foreign policies this morning during a speech at the virginia military institute. he says the president is leading from behind instead of using the country's power to shake history. romney also portrayed the administration as weak for changing its explanation for last month's deadly attacks on the us consulate in libya. >> this latest assault cannot be blamed on a reprehensible resolving israel. no, the administration has finally conceded these attacks were the deliberate work of terrorists. >> the obama campaign is dismillsing romney's speech -- is -- is dismissioning romney's speech -- dismissing romney's speech,. >>> the president is arriving here in the bay area. he's in kern county right now to dedicate a memorial to the late leader cesar chavez. he's speaking there. you can barely see him. he's greeting some support
the same for himself, poking finance at his performance in the debate with mitt romney. more on the latest poll coming up. >>> fleet week wraps up today with tours of ships from the u.s. navy, coast guard and royal canadian navy. they start at 9:00 this morning, will draw big crowds. weekend performances by the blue angels, america's cup and hardly strictly bluegrass festival drew massive crowds to san francisco. bart ridership hit record highs saturday over 319,000, compared to normal 200,000. topped the record set in september 2007 when the bay bridge was closed for three sporting events. [ unintelligible ] >>> boy was the weather cooperating over the weekend. >> you cannot have asked for any better in terms of viewing blue angels. >>> definitely beautiful over the weekend nice to see san francisco and the bay area shine so much on so many different channels, football, the america's cup or baseball, absolutely fantastic. pride of this weekend. half mile visibility in santa rosa with fog everybody else okay. calm around santa rosa, i don't expect it to move much watch out on 101 near sant
didn't lose any ground after mitt romney has been gaining in the polls. he too delivered. >> i will be very specific. >> reporter: vice president joe biden wasted no time challenging congressman paul ryan's take on foreign policy. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch malarkey. >> and why is that so? >> not a single thing he said is accurate. >> reporter: the vice president and ryan clashed over the economy, taxes and medicare with the democrat often on the attack. >> and they're holding hostage the middle class tax cut. it's about time they take some responsibility. >> reporter: but ryan fired back. he slammed the obama administration's economic record. >> this is not what a real recovery looks like. we need real reforms for a real recovery and that's exactly what mitt romney and i are proposing. >> reporter: after several heated exchanges ryan insinuated that president obama's performance last week was motivating the vice president's >> mr. vice president, i know you're under a lot of duress to paining up for lost ground. >> reporter: as for who won, it depends on how you a
race. a new poll showing mitt romney leading president obama and talk about that with senator john mccain in a couple of minutes. peter al a aal alexander is on campaign trail. >> reporter: this race is tightening with four weeks to go. on monday, mitt romney trying to present himself as a plausible commander in chief attacked the president saying the middle east has become a more dangerous place since president obama took office. the latest pit stop in president obama's effort to reach fund-raising goal of $1 billion, san francisco. >> we cannot afford to be complacent and we cannot afford to be cynical. we got to look back at the progress we have made and that should give us confidence. but we have to understand we have got a lot more to do. >> reporter: in virginia, a reinvigorated mitt romney may have been singing in the rain. a downpour. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're going to win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this. this is unbelievable. thank you very much. >> reporter: romney may have good reason for new confidence passing out mcdonald's
polls show the race is a dead heat after romney got a boost from his performance at the first match-up. the republican candidate will spend sunday practicing for round two. ines ferre for cbs news. >> and you can watch tuesday night's highly anticipated debate from cbs 5. coverage begins at 6:00. the second presidential debate will be conducted in a town hall format allowing people to ask questions about foreigner and domestic policy. >>> well closer to home, both republicans and democrats went door to door in berkeley talking to voters about an array of measures on the california ballot. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us why both are deciding to use a more personal approach. >> reporter: this election is very very important. >> reporter: that's one point we can all agree on. the rest of it from propositions to the president not so much. that's why the california democratic party set up a day of action today going door to door to educate voters on the issues. >> when you go out there oh they say this is important. i really think it's effective. >> reporter: it's a strategy the re
in the polls by mitt romney saying they always expected the race to be close. >>> romney was also campaigning in ohio, getting support from new jersey governor chris christie. voters in the buckeye state will see a lot of romney over the next few days. the campaigns and outside groups have spent more than $141 million on tv ads in ohio through the beginning of october. >>> the killing of mexico's most feared criminal gang kingpin should be considered a major coup in the war on drugs. but it has now turned into a bit of an embarrassment. mexican special forces say they killed cartel leader, heriberto lazcano. in a vicious gun battle. then it fizzled as armed gunmen stormed a funeral home and snatched lazcano's remains from under the noses of authorities. >> how did he disappear? >> that is a wild story. >> that is fascinating. >> the nickname says it all, "the executioner." they actually had a $5 million bounty on his head. highest profile drug lord to be killed or captured, when mexican president calderon took office in 2006. they got one of the big fish here for sure. but the drug war in mex
research had obama up four in ohio. but another poll, arg had romney up one. there's a new poll out today, came out today, survey usa has obama up one, 45% to 44% in ohio. >> i guess it depends on how many democrats you poll and how many republicans. >> that's true too. >> and that's why the debate is so important. because that deals with the energy and enthusiasm of your political base and that gets the turnout. if democrats are feeling muted and down beat after the debate, they might not be as fired out to go out and get their friends and rent a van and go to the polling place. the same thing with the republicans on the flip side. the enthusiasm and turnout on the base is going to matter in ohio. >> eamon, thank you. >> you bet. >> okay. are you a nationals fan? >> i'm -- i'm not. i'm not a baseball guy. so, but they're having a good year down here and redskins are doing all right too. >> yeah, that's true. a programming note, cnbc's coverage of the vice presidential debate starts tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. eastern time. are you part of this? >> i am. carl and i are doing that. >> and lefrak
tomorrow. an average of polls by real clear politics shows romney about even with mr. obama in florida and virginia. >> we're saying, put it on the label and let people make choices for themselves. >>> coming up at 10:30, we will look at both sides of a california proposition that could have an impact on american agriculture and the food you feed your family. >>> gas prices all over the state reached record highs today rising another 4-cents just overnight. the average price of a gallon of regular in california is just $4.65. a month ago it was $4.17. a year ago it was $4.67. ann rubin tells us what's behind another gas spike. >> reporter: californians are now paying a record amount. >> i think these prices are ridiculous. >> people working, they need a break. it's too high. way too high. >> reporter: i -- >> i try not to drive unless i really have to. >> reporter: but eprhen has no choice. the cab driver has been calculating how much extra he has to work to make the limit. >> the costs does not calculate to the customer just to the cab driver. the price is still the same, so really i
-- the first event, a small event at the inter continental -- intercontinental hotel. >>> and mitt romney is scheduled to deliver a foreign policy speech today. coming up at 8:15, the changes he says he would make in u.s. middle east policy and the results of the latest gallup poll in the presidential race. >>> gigantic goods are taking center -- gigantic gourds are taking center today at the pumpkin weigh-off. where we're hearing a world record could be set today. >> reporter: good morning. they are in the process of weighing the pumpkins rue now. this pumpkin clocked in at 695 pounds. they started with -- right now. this pumpkin clocked in at 695 pounds. they start with the smallest pumpkins right now. camly ron, you are tell -- cameron, you are telling us you need -- >> if we break the record, the winning grower gets $5,000. >> reporter: the word record- breaking pumpkin weighed in this massachusetts for 2,000 pounds. so if there is a pumpkin heavier than that here, they will walk away with $25,000? >> yes. we're gonna be showing all of these pumpkins off at the festival. great time, g
that president obama had last week, it could stop the bleeding. >> reporter: new polls from three battleground states show romney has a one-point edge in colorado. in wisconsin the race is tight. the 6 point lead is down as to 3 points for the president and virginia a five-point lead. they debate a second time next week in new york. randall pinkston, cbs news, danville, kentucky. >> the vice president debate is at 6:00 on cbs 5 tonight. >>> a new cbs 5 surveyusa poll shows mixed results for proposition 30. governor brown's plan to raise taxes to avoid further cuts to public safety and education. when asked about prop 30 with only a prescription, 38% said they would vote no. 33% said yes. 29% not certain. but when prop 30 was explained in detail, the results were different. take a look. the yes respondents outnumbered the nos 45 to 39%. prop 30 would temporarily raise the state sales tax by .25% and raise the income tax on those earning more than a quarter million dollars a year. >>> what a day for bay area baseball fans. as and giants both digging deep last night. right field, base hit, the oa
politics. new poll so underscores what is riding on tomorrow's vice presidential debate. 39% of voters view joe biden favorable. paul ryan 44% hold a favorable view of the challenger. meanwhile, mitt romney continues to make headway. the new reuters poll has the former massachusetts governor ahead 45% to president obama's 44%. the next presidential debate is tuesday but again the vice presidential candidates debate tomorrow night and you can see that on abc 7. >> to that end as we talk about the presidential race, president obama seems to have no enthusiasm for reviewing notes from his performance in last week's debate that so many criticized. the president compares it to playing sports. >> if you have a bad game you just move on. you look forward to the next one and it makes you that much more determined. >> and he will no doubt be determined next week to perform better at the debate against mitt romney. mitt romney told a factory audience his passion was about helping people who are struggling and he also said he will be a prolife president. thathat comes one day after he told an iowa new
to the election coverage. romney has taken a slight lead over the president. according to polls, in the five- days after last week's debate 49% of likely voters say they support romney, 47% say they back obama. however, among all registered voters, the president still holds a three point lead over romney. >> the folks behind seasame street asking the obama campaign to stop running a new ad that features big bird. >> big bird, big bird. it's me. big bird. >> big, yellow. . >> reporter: the ad mocks his promise to end the payments to pbs painting big bird as the shady criminal mastermind between scandals. the workshop said it's a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that doesn't endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns. at an event romney said that the obama campaign should be concerned about more important issues. >> these are tough times with real serious issues, you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving big bird. >> the ads are set to air nationally and the obama campaign said they will be reviewing the corn certains. >> comin
. >> reporter: with the polls tightening, the president needs to fire up his base while mitt romney needs to convert 2008 obama voters. last night in kentucky, they got a lot of help from their running mates. rob, paula. back to you. >> thank you, karen. as karen alluded to -- polls are tight. dead heat in virginia. obama up one in florida. doing well in ohio up by six. in colorado, romney is ahead by a point now. virginia is still tight. obama is up by five there. wisconsin up by three. so it really is -- the country watches, but really about a cluster, maybe six, eight states will make or break this race. romney made up a lot of ground since last week's debate for sure. >> i don't know if this one will move the needle. both appealed to their base really. joe biden didn't make any fatal flaws. and neither did paul ryan in this one. but, you know let everybody spin it how they want. i looked at six different polls. three gave it to biden. three gave it to paul ryan. >> it's a draw essentially. >> pretty much is a draw. >> again, i know the media's inclination, folk's inclinatio
even as mitt romney is beginning to show some improvement in the polls. so you would have to say that it was a win-win for both sides. they both accomplished their goals. >> there isn't a clear winner in this debate as in the presidential debate. but it's going to be picked apart for days. thank you, randall pinkston live in kentucky. >>> for more political coverage check out our exclusive presidential forum on our website, cbssf.com. everyone day the candidates weigh in on a different issue. >>> well, some hugs and some cheers last night. the giants pulled off a miracle comeback taking three in a row from the reds at cincinnati. they move on to the nlcs and then it was the as' turn at home against the tigers. game five last night a packed house at the coliseum to cheer on the as but the star of this game was on the mound for the other team. the tigers that guy right there reigning cy young award winner justin verlander was unbelievable striking out 11 as batters pitching a complete game shutout. as only had four hits in the game and lost 6-0 in their season finale. what a team
hurt efforts with china on issues with iran. >>> recent polls show president obama beating romney by just 1 percentage point in florida. >>> 7:16. the only vice presidential debate of the season takes place tonight in danville, kentucky. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with what both candidates are saying about tonight's debate. alison? >> polls show most voters think congressman paul ryan will win tonight's debate. it's at center college in kentucky. ryan admits he's nervous but says he's gonna emphasize the clear differences between the obama and romney campaigns. >> joe biden has been on the stage before. this is my first time. but what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible record. >> biden is much more experienced on the debate stage. he participated in 20 debates in the 2008 debate campaign. he said he's studying on ryan's record an he will make that his focus tonight. >> governor romney has -- i don't want to say anything in the debate that is into the completely accurate. president obama attended martha raddic attended her wedding 20 years ago
of them have worked with experts behind the scene. >> michael e. daugherty is here the polls are tightening of all because the president refused to answer romney's questions on the last presidential debate. >> vice president debates are just reference to the president. this will be a little bit different because you have a campaign that is on the rise. i believe that joe biden really needs to step it up to night. tonight. >> bottom line is cut we see some fireworks tonight? >> i think that what you will see that if ryan throws a punch then biden will hit back hard. >> do not forget that sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. >> some people are rooting for both teams young and old. if you are a real fan of 18 that you will get in on your
. romney is spending a lot of time there. the latest cnn poll shows the president's lead in that state has shrunk now at 51-47%. >> i want you to go out there and find someone who voted barack obama and get him to come join our team. >> we reinvented a dying auto industry that supports one in eight ohio jobs and has come roaring back to the top of the world. >> the president spoke at ohio state university yesterday. today he is back at work. he will be at the white house this morning. >>> u.s. supreme court today will hear arguments on affirmative action at universities. the specific case involves the university of texas program that uses race as a factor in a quarter of its incoming classes. opponents say the university is practicing illegal discrimination. the case could lead to new limits on affirmative action at universities. >>> san jose's police chief doesn't want any secrets in his department and he thinks it's time for his officers to speak up. chief chris moore released a memo monday promoting national coming out day. it read in part, stress and anguish can result from hiding a pe
the right way. >> i always say what i mean. >>reporter: with the poll tightening the president needs to fire up the base and romney needs to convert 2008 obama voters. in in kentucky they got strong performance from the running mate. this is danvill danville, kentucky. >> now the next presidential debate is town hall meeting next tuesday. october 16 at new york. citizens will ask questions of barack obama and mitt romney on foreign policy issues and domestic issues as well. >> developing news tonight. vallejo neighborhood under evacuation order as police search for explosives. bomb squad entered a home on georgia street and hart wood avenue. minutes ago they removed evidence bag from the home. they say they received a credible tip that somebody inside might be making explosives. earlier this evening police took a man at the home into custody though they did not arrest him. police say they found something inside that does concern them though they would not say if they found actual explosives. we have a crew on the scene. we'll bring you more information as soon as we get it. an
to run on. >> reporter: with the polls in a tie, the steaks are high. especially after last week's presidential debate where mitt romney was viewed as emerging victorious. he made one of his well documented gaps which commented over the sun her. >> unchained wall street -- they will put you all back in chains. >> there will be up to 70 million people so all debates are tough but i am looking forward to it. >> president barack obama said he has confidence in his running mate. >> congressman ryan is a smart and affective speaker. but his ideas are the wrong ones and joe understands that. >> now despite the difference in the 30 years, ryan said they actuallygy get along kuhai well. don't forget you can watch the vice-presidential debate right here beginning at 6:00 tonight and ktvu news will follow immediately after the debate and if you can't get to it, go to our website www.ktvu.com. >>> they call the doping case against the cyclist a one side hatchet job. they issued a 200 page report detailing armstrong's views on performance enhancing drugs and they claim they turned hotel room
with the united states. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. polls show president obama still doing better than the challenger on national security and foreign policy. his campaign is already pushing back hard. this new ad mocks romney's july overseas trips and his response to the deadly attack on the embassy in libya. >> if this is how he handles the world now think what he might do as president. >> reporter: the president is at a star-studded fundraiser in hollywood last night, he made his first public comments about his debate performance. >> everybody here is incredible professionals. >> reporter: the president and mitt romney will face foreign policy questions in the next debate in eight days. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> the president what is near bakersfield this afternoon for a dedication ceremony where cesar chavez's home is being made into a national monument. president obama is expected to arrive in the bay area in less than two hours and will go to two fundraisers in san francisco. antiwar protestors had greet him. >>> the president of alaska airlines is hoping for a partial
republican challenger mitt romney appears to be making some progress. romney supporters chanted four more weeks for president obama during a rally in cuyahoga falls yesterday evening. no republican has ever won the presidency without winning ohio. the latest cnn poll shows the president's lead in the buckeye state has shrunk. now at 51 to 47%. >> i want you to go out there and find someone who voted for barack obama and get him to come join our team. >> we reinvented a dying auto industry that supports one in eight ohio jobs and has come roaring back to the top of the world. [ applause and cheers ] >> the president spoke at ohio state university yesterday. today, he is back at work at the white house. >>> time now 5:12. a warning for drivers. the potential risk for millions of toyotas out there. also ahead... >> i did everything they asked me to do so i didn't think it was going to be an issue. >> plus did they cross the line? what happened when tsa stopped a cancer patient? >> and an entangled sea lion at pier 39. why the rescue mission didn't quite go as planned, coming up. ♪ your ti
but the broadcaster says it's not pleased wlt message and asked the campaign to take the ad down. romney responded with his own attack autos these are tough times with real serious issues. so have you to scratch your head when the president talks about saving big bird. >> narrowing polls and strong debate last week reenergized the campaign, polls show a tightening race with just four weeks until election day. the vice presidential debate is coming up this week and you can watch it thursday here at 6:00 p.m. >> democrats who are backing drop 30 asking the woman funding prop 38 to hold off on launching television ads. and there is a political battle. >> with proposition 38 behind in the polls this civil rights attorney slammed a competing tax measure pushed by governor brown. proposition 30 funding public education through an income tax hike showing it may claim to fund schools but probably raided through the back door and her brother is funding nornl campaign. >> this is why sacramento is behind it. >> the staff does not want to happen. in fact, pro prop po ads have thus far stayed positive. >> i t
and cheers ] >> president obama has had the edge in ohio for weeks. but romney's post-debate popularity bounce has put him back in the game. >>> in fact, a new cnn poll shows the battle for the buckeye state is tight. that poll gives the president just a 4-point edge there with a 3.5% margin of error. with 18 electoral votes, ohio could be a make-or-break prize come november. voters there have picked the winner in each of the last 12 presidential elections. and no republican has ever won the white house without it. >>> the presidential candidates answering our questions online on cbssf.com. they are tackling a different issue every day. today's topic, the role of government, big versus small. >>> the president may be long gone from the golden state but a former commander-in-chief spent the day stumping for him in california. at a rally at uc-davis, former president bill clinton said he wanted to provide a fact check that he says was missing from last week's presidential debate. mr. clinton said republicans failed at their number one goal of keeping unemployment above 8%. >> we don't nee
. the poll finds 55% of likely voters oppose cuts to public television. 30 favre% support cuts. issue came to light last week when mitt romney -- promised to cut funds for pbs. obama campaign released parody ad yesterday. the parent company of sesame street has asked that ad be pulled. >>> mitt romney's wife ann has been booked as guest host on "good morning america" this morning. she is filling in for robin who is on extended medical leave. ann will be sharing recipes from the romney household. >> i have a cooking emergency. the grill is too hot. i'm here, i'm making welsh cakes. my grandmother taught me how to make them. i'm teaching my grandchildren. >> you can catch ann romney on "good morning america" following our newscast at 7:00. abc news in discussions with first lady michelle obama for a similar guest appearance when her schedule allows. i wish they could have another bake-off they had a contest each submitted their recipe and michelle obama's chock right chip cookies beat out ann romney's m & m treats. >> this is the way it looked last knight over the peninsula for almost an hou
as the new poll shows that romney's trend as the opponent advantage is trimmed to four points. >> i need you fired up and ready to vote, because we are have some work to do. we have an election to win. everything that we fought for in 2008 is on the line in 2012. >> reporter: ohio is the closest thing to a must-win battleground for both campaigns. no republican candidate has won the white house without it. mitt romney weighed into the social issue telling the "des moines register" that as president he would not pursue legislation for abortion and apparent shift on an issue that the obama campaign as tried to use against him. the president's campaign pounced on saying that we know right where he stands when it comes to a woman's option to choose. and will.i.am opened the president's rally with the familiar theme. ♪ sunny day >> somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. who knew he was driving the deficit. >> his focus on saving big bird is a strange thing in my view, because i'm focused on helping the american people to get better jobs and brighter prospects. >> reporter: both are resp
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